New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY

The New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA Metro Area, is by far the largest populous Metro Area in the United States.

Total Population: 20,182,305

(An increase of 3.14 % in the past 5 years.)

Census Data

  • Foreign Born - 3,791,179
  • Language Spoken at Home - 11,533,510

[Source: American Community Survey (ACS) 5-Year Foreign Born and Language Spoken at Home]

Quick Facts

  • Ride the Subway in NY to catch a vision for NY's people group diversity! New York City Subway has 842 miles of subway track to serve 5.4 million every weekday.

  • Home to over 1 million Asian and 600,000 European foreign born people.

  • New York City alone has 3 large “Chinatowns” (Manhattan’s Chinatown, Sunset Park in Brooklyn and Downtown Flushing, Queens) with as many as 7 smaller ones in Metro New York.

  • Home to the largest South Asian Indian population in the Western Hemisphere.

  • Home to the largest total Asian population in the United States.

  • Home to the largest Jewish and Israeli populations outide of the nation of Israel.

  • Home to the largest Arab, Palestinian population in the United States, with its Little Ramallah in Paterson, New Jersey.

  • Largest population of Puerto Rican outside their home country.

  • New York City alone is 36% Foreign Born.

Read about ... New York City Ethnic Enclaves

Learn about the ... Unreached PGs of the New York Metro Area


Two Key Words describe the Metro - DENSITY and DIVERSITY of the Population. The New York Metro Area is, without a doubt, one of the most ethno-linguistically and culturally diverse cities in the world.

It's almost impossible to walk down the street without seeing the vibrant interweaving of other cultures and hearing people speak languages other than English. To be in the New York Metro Area is to be in an area of countless tongues. The languages of the world are deeply ingrained in every corner of the Metro Area, and with them, their distinctive cultures.

People Group Highlights

Displaying 51-75 of 157 results.
StatusPG Name Country Of Birth IMB Affinity Group Affinity Bloc Primary Religion Baseline Population Total
Arab, MoroccanMoroccoNorth African and Middle Eastern PeoplesArab WorldIslam - Sunni20,000
Arab, YemeniYemenNorth African and Middle Eastern PeoplesArab WorldIslam - Shia20,000
WolofSenegalSub-Saharan African PeoplesSub-Saharan AfricanIslam - Sunni20,000
AfghanAfghanistanCentral Asia PeoplesPersian-MedianIslam18,000
SoninkeMaliSub-Saharan African PeoplesSub-Saharan AfricanIslam15,000
Uzbek, SouthernUzbekistanCentral Asia PeoplesTurkic PeoplesIslam - Sunni15,000
Burmese, BhamaMyanmar [Burma]Southeast Asian PeoplesTibetan / Himalayan PeoplesBuddhism - Theravada10,000
TeluguIndiaSouth Asian PeoplesSouth Asian PeoplesHinduism8,500
Futa ToroSenegalSub-Saharan African PeoplesSub-Saharan AfricanIslam8,000
SinhaleseSri LankaSouth Asian PeoplesSouth Asian PeoplesBuddhism7,500
BambaraMaliSub-Saharan African PeoplesSub-Saharan AfricanIslam5,000
Fulbe FutaSenegalSub-Saharan African PeoplesSub-Saharan AfricanIslam - Sunni5,000
JulaIvory CoastSub-Saharan African PeoplesSub-Saharan AfricanIslam - Sunni5,000
KazakhKazakhstanCentral Asia PeoplesTurkic PeoplesIslam5,000
MandinkaGambiaSub-Saharan African PeoplesSub-Saharan AfricanIslam5,000
ManinkaGuineaSub-Saharan African PeoplesSub-Saharan AfricanIslam5,000
Puerto RicanPuerto RicoAmerican PeoplesLatin-Caribbean AmericansChristianity - Roman Catholic725,000
DominicanDominican RepublicAmerican PeoplesLatin-Caribbean AmericansChristianity - Other / Marginal409,450
Chinese, MandarinChinaEast Asian PeoplesEast Asian PeoplesBuddhism250,000
JamaicanJamaicaAmerican PeoplesNorth American PeoplesChristianity206,147
Chinese, Fuzhou Min DongChinaEast Asian PeoplesEast Asian PeoplesNon-Religious200,000
EcuadorianEcuadorAmerican PeoplesLatin-Caribbean AmericansChristianity - Roman Catholic170,480
ItalianItalyEuropean PeoplesEurasian PeoplesChristianity - Roman Catholic166,188
GuyaneseGuyanaAmerican PeoplesNorth American PeoplesChristianity145,339
HaitianHaitiAmerican PeoplesLatin-Caribbean AmericansChristianity123,832

Get Involved

To get started with mobilizing yourself or your church for the New York Metro mission field, initiatives and contact info follows ...

Global Gates - based out of the NY Metro Area

Visit their website and learn more about people group initiatives and engagement in Metro NY.

Visit EthNYcity - the most exhaustive resource on PGs and Nationalities in the New York Metro Area.

Ethnic Links

Walking Around (New York City's Ethnic Neighborhoods) - a guide and list for those who enjoy exploring the worlds and different ethnic groups that are within New York.

New York Ethnic Neighborhoods - New York Times map of the various ethnic groups within NYC.